Are you worried about rising energy bills? Trying to maximize your home’s energy efficiency? If you’re not getting the most out of your central heating and air conditioning system but you’re not sure why, the solution to your problems may be duct sealing. That’s because you can waste as much as 20 percent of the air moving through your ducts because of leaks and gaps, according to ENERGY STAR. You may want to consider duct sealing if you’re noticing any of the following:
- Your utility bills are rising.
- It’s difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature from room to room.
- You have rooms that are stuffy and never seem comfortable.
- Your ducts are located in the attic, crawlspace, or garage.
- You have tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system.
At Rick’s Heating & Cooling, we understand your ductwork—that’s because in addition to duct sealing, we also size, fabricate, and install HVAC ductwork systems. We know exactly how your ductwork should operate, and we can help you determine whether or not duct sealing is right for you. Contact us today for a professional estimate!
The Benefits of Duct Sealing
Improved Overall Comfort – When your ductwork is properly maintained and sealed, it will improve the airflow throughout your home and allow your heating and cooling systems to do their jobs effectively. This will help with common comfort problems, such as rooms being too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter.
Lower Energy Bills – As we previously said, leaky ductwork can account for as much as a 20 percent reduction in airflow through your home. That’s a substantial amount of wasted energy that you’ll be paying for. Duct sealing can help lower your energy bills and increase the performance of your heating and cooling systems.
Improved Indoor Air Quality – If there are leaks and gaps in your ductwork, there is the chance that fumes from household chemicals, insulation particles, dust, etc.—things that would normally be trapped by air filters—can enter your ducts and be circulated through the air in your home. Duct sealing will close these gaps in your ducts and reduce the chances of pollutants getting into your air.
Additionally, leaks in your ductwork can cause “backdrafting.” This means that the air entering your ducts through these gaps can draw the toxic gases emitted by your HVAC system (which are usually released safely through a ventilation system) back into the living space rather than expelling them outdoors. Duct sealing can greatly minimize this risk.
Environmentally Friendly – Simply put, when you’re using less energy, you’re helping the environment. Reducing the amount of energy required to heat and cool your home helps to reduce the amount of air pollution generated.
Who to Call for Duct Sealing in the Cincinnati, OH Area
If you want to improve your home comfort, indoor air quality, and the environment—all while saving money—contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling today. We can schedule an estimate for your duct sealing in Cincinnati, Morrow, Lebanon, or surrounding areas in Ohio. We have provided exceptional HVAC services to the residents of Ohio since 1986, and we have the experience and expertise required to fix your leaky ducts. Contact us today!